Katsuragawa Rest Area (桂川パーキングエリア)

The Katsuragawa rest area, located at Kuze-higashi-tsuchikawa Town in Minami Ward (Kyoto City) Kyoto Prefecture, is a stop on the Meishin Expressway. It was the only rest area operated by the Road Service Organization, an incorporated foundation, before the privatization of the Japan Highway Public Corporation.

In March 1998, lane widening next to the Sakurai Parking Area at Shimamoto Town, Mishima-gun (Osaka Prefecture) (between the Oyamazaki Junction/Oyamazaki Interchange and the Takatsuki bus stop) forced its service to be discontinued, but subsequently the facilities were purchased and rebuilt.

The site of the old Sakurai rest area has been used for the Takatsuki Second Junction.

The Katsura River, from which its name originates, is located just a kilometer from the rest area.

Road

Meishin Expressway

Inbound lane (toward Kyoto Minami Interchange, Kyoto Higashi Interchange, Otsu Interchange and Maibara Junction)

Parking lot

Large cars: 54

Small cars: 108

Toilets

Men: 8 toilets (5 Japanese style, 3 Western style) and 24 urinals

Women: 34 toilets (24 Japanese style, 10 Western style)

For wheelchairs: 1 toilet

Snacks (700 to 2100 items)

Shopping (700 to 2100 items)

Vending machines

Mobile recharger (700 to 2100 pieces)

Outbound lane (toward Suita Junction and Nishinomiya Interchange)

Parking lot

Large-size cars: 68

Small-size cars: 117

Toilets

Men: 8 toilets (5 Japanese style, 3 Western style) and 26 urinals

Women: 36 toilets (25 Japanese style, 11 Western style)

For wheelchairs: 1 toilet

Snacks (700 to 2100 items)

Shopping (700 to 2100 items)

Vending machines

Mobile rechargers (700 to 2100 pieces)

Next facilities

Meishin Expressway

(33,33-1,33-2) Kyoto Minami Interchange – Katsuragawa Rest Area PA - (33-3) Oyamazaki Interchange/(33-3) Oyamazaki Junction

Next SA/PA

Inbound lane

(Toward Kyoto Minami, Maibara, and Nagoya): Otsu Rest Area

Outbound lane

(Toward Kumiyama, Maibara and Nagoya): Kusatsu Rest Area

(Toward Nishinomiya): Suita Rest Area

(Toward Maizuru, Tsuyama, Okayama and Tokushima): Nishinomiya-najio Rest Area (Chugoku Jidoshado Expressway)

(Toward Matsubara): Higashi-osaka Rest Area (Kinki Jidoshado Expressway)